Five dead, four injured in five-story building collapse in Egypt’s Nile Delta

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Tuesday 4 Jun 2024

Five people were killed and four others injured on Tuesday after a five-story building collapsed in the working-class area of Mit Ghamr in the Nile Delta governorate of Daqahliya.

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A five-story building collapsed on Tuesday, 4 June 2024 in Mit Ghamr district in the Nile Delta governorate of Daqahliya


The bodies of the victims were recovered from the rubble, and the injured were transported to hospitals for treatment.

No updates were provided on the health status of those injured.

Daqahliya Governor Ayman Mokhtar said in a statement that the old building collapsed after one of the residents set up furniture-lifting crane at the base of the structure.

The prosecution is investigating the incident.

The accident is the latest in a series of building disasters in Egypt over recent years that have injured and killed residents.

These accidents are often due to old or compromised structures. 


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